Posts tagged "loss"

This Lovely Video Offers A Tender Look At Life And Grief

Who knew a video about balls of yarn could be so emotional?

By: Claire Hannum / June 3, 2015

Join In A Hug-A-Thon This Weekend To Honor A Lost Friend & Make The World Brighter

When Nico Lang’s best friend Shawn passed away last April of a heart attack at just 37, everyone who loved her was shocked. Her death came without warning, just a few weeks before Shawn was set to get married. When Lang saw how deeply Shawn’s fiancee was suffering without her, a plan was put together to make something…

By: Claire Hannum / April 30, 2015

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad’s death, I didn’t expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn’t reflected anything he’d normally be a part of – I’ve been puttering around the house, out with high school…

By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

Trauma, PTSD & A Lifetime Of Loss

A note: There’s a lot of trigger-y, very heavy material in this particular essay, including descriptions of graphic fictional violence (in nightmares) and mentions of sexual violence. I included it to paint as clear a picture I could of what it feels like to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All respect given to those who wish

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 8, 2014

11 Pieces Of Advice I’ve Received About Grief Since My Dad’s Death

On the first Saturday of August, I woke up to a perfectly sunny sky and the news that my vibrant, youthful dad had abruptly passed away of a heart attack in the middle of his kitchen. There are lots of things to be said about the days immediately following that, but to put it lightly,…

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all…

By: Jenni Miller / December 21, 2011